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  1. If Julio decides to play for Falcons this year cool and if he decides his heart isnt in it and doesn't show up The Falcons will just have to make the best of it. I am just glad they drafted a WR for the future in the 1st round
  2. Federal prosecutors have charged a former Apple employee with stealing trade secrets related to Apple's autonomous vehicle program. Xiaolang Zhang allegedly worked on Apple’s secretive self-driving-car project. Zhang left Apple in April saying he was going to work for a Chinese electric vehicle company called Xpeng Motors. He is accused of copying more than 40 GB of Apple intellectual property to his wife's laptop before leaving the company, according to court documents. The documents do not accuse Xpeng Motors of wrongdoing. In a statement, Xpeng said it was "stunned and outraged" by the charges against Zhang, who had joined the company in May. Xpeng said it conducted an investigation, advised by the law firm Morrison and Foerster, and "very quickly thereafter, terminated Xiaolang's employment for cause." Apple did not respond to a request for comment. Apple has been reported to be developing self-driving-vehicle technology for several years, though the company has been tight-lipped about its plans and ambitions. Bloomberg reported in January that the company had registered 27 self-driving test vehicles with California’s Department of Motor Vehicles. CEO Tim Cook acknowledged last year that the company was developing autonomous-car technology; that followed reports that Apple had given up on plans to build its own car. Zhang’s arrest comes amid growing tension between the US and China, largely around the treatment of intellectual property. China requires foreign tech firms that want to do business in the country to partner with domestic companies and share or license their intellectual property with those partners. Many companies believe that Chinese companies use this process, called technology transfer, to steal their trade secrets. The Trump administration's tariffs are in part a response to this practice, but China has thus far refused to end it. The Zhang case highlights other ways that Chinese companies could still get their hands on US companies' IP.
  3. Nothing you say is going change my opinion and nothing i say is going to charge your opinion i am just glad hildabeast didnt get the chance to appoint two gun control nuts to the supreme court
  4. I agree there are some people who own guns that shouldn't but i don't think making laws that punish and prevent law biding gun owners from having guns is the answer. There are many older people and alcoholics that shouldn't own a drive / own a vehicle because they are dangerous there are laws to prevent them from driving which is fine but we don't see people trying to make laws saying no one should own a car because some old people, drunk drivers shouldn't drive and the fact that terrorist have used vehicles to mow down large groups of people. Trying to use the argument that guns should be banned because bad people could use them is just a bad argument. I have never believed in punishing the whole class because johnny is being bad mentality and i never will.
  5. He is jealous imho of the fact that the Falcons took care of Matt, and the fact that several WRs who arent considered to be as good as julio in the league are getting paid more
  6. If crazy person uses a gun to kill someone lets blame the gun. If a crazy person runs over a bunch of people with a truck lets blame the person. If a drunks kills people by driving down the interstate the wrong way lets blame the person.
  7. I agree that both party uses scare tatics to keep their voters but we have seen the right attack the right to abortion by making laws and we have seen the left try to erode the 2nd amendment as for the millenials we will see many young people start out being left leaning but shift further right as they age. I am a prime example of that and many of the people i was in college with the same is true.
  8. This election has had consequences trump won and with 2 supreme courts picks many Libs are worried about losing abortion rights. If Hillary would have won the many Reps would be worried about the 2nd amendment right now and gun sale would be through the roof.
  9. Waters hasnt gotten under my skin to be honest i have never seen so many libs get so unhinged like they are now i find it very funny it is definately the tatics of someone who is losing.
  10. It has been the cumulative effect of all the changes they made over the past several seasons.
  11. t's the 2018 season, December in Carolina, and the Panthers are in the postseason hunt. They are playing the division-leading Saints, and quarterback Cam Newton is scrambling. He rushes for 20 yards, and at the end of the play, he—as thousands of runners have done before him throughout the history of football—lowers his head to protect himself as one of the Saints defensive backs makes the tackle. A flag is thrown. "Unnecessary roughness," announces the official. Newton is being penalized for lowering his helmet. That wasn't a penalty back in the 2017 season, but here in the future, it's one that's called all the time, changing the complexion of the sport the way the forward pass once did. Replays show that it was done in a non-aggressive way and that he lowered it only a few inches. But still the Panthers are flagged 15 yards, knocked out of field-goal range and forced to punt. The Saints go on to win not just the game, but the division, and that play is seen as one of the season's key moments. This isn't science fiction. This is a real possibility of where the NFL's headed. The new helmet rule, announced earlier this year, continues to cause headaches—even though there are currently no games being played and this is the NFL's dead season. Deadspin and Pro Football Talk both did pieces examining the new rule this week, but it actually isn't getting enough attention from football fans this offseason. Except for nerds like me. That's because the rule will force the NFL to face a level of uncertainty it hasn't seen in decades. No one can say what NFL football will look like next season. Not the players. Not the coaches. Not the league. Not the media. No one. In speaking to players and assistant coaches this week, there's extreme confusion about the rule. Several coaches said they still don't know exactly how it will be officiated. Two players said the same. But it's not just the fact that they don't understand it that makes it a big deal. It's how much of an impact the rule could have. It's not an exaggeration to say this is potentially one of the biggest rule changes in the history of the sport. The same league that has spent years trying to figure out what a catch is will now police helmet location in a sport that moves ridiculously fast. The NFL will say there is no confusion and this is all a media creation. It's not. There are teams genuinely in the dark about how this rule will be officiated. The problem is the league itself doesn't seem certain about the rule. As Deadspin pointed out, the NFL's release indicated the rule won't actually appear on its own in the rulebook, but would instead be "classified as unnecessary roughness." The language for that violation was changed from "using any part of a player's helmet or facemask to butt, spear, or ram an opponent violently or unnecessarily" to "using any part of a player's helmet to butt, spear, or ram an opponent." In other words, the NFL removed the words "violently or unnecessarily." But after PFT inquired about the weirdness of that and asked why such a huge change was buried in the rulebook, the NFL made things even worse, saying the rule was now Rule 12, Section 2, Article 8, and will read: "Use of the Helmet. It is a foul if a player lowers his head to initiate and make contact with his helmet against an opponent." I'm not sure people understand the magnitude of the problem this creates. Under this language, there could be a penalty on literally every single play. That's not hyperbole. Coaches and players also point out that a problem here is that the rule is almost impossible to teach. Let's go to several other scenarios. A receiver catches the ball across the middle, sees a defender coming to tackle him and slightly lowers his head in anticipation of the hit. That could potentially be a penalty. Joe Robbins/Getty Images A defender, in the process of making a tackle, lowers his head, not aggressively or too low but in a normal football move. That could be a penalty, too. On and on it goes. The end result is a league that is much less physical. The NFL could look more like the CFL, with far more scoring and less defense. Players would fear getting a 15-yard penalty, so tackling would suffer, too. And really, maybe that's what the NFL is trying to accomplish. The league continues to try to make the game less physical and thus, in a superficial way, look like it's attempting to solve the problem of head trauma in the sport. It knows horrible news, like the deeply terrifying story of Tyler Hilinski, likely won't go away. He was 21 years old when he died, and his mind was so clogged with CTE that researchers said he had the brain "of a much older, elderly man." A study from July 2017 showed that 110 of 111 deceased NFL players had CTE. I'm sure football lovers feel the same way I do. I deeply love and care about football, but I also have to acknowledge the high probability that the sport is wrecking the minds of people who play it. The NFL knows many people feel this way, and they use these rule changes to appease that guilt of loving football while watching the effects of it on real human beings. So you toss in some new legislation that appears to make the sport safer but only muddles the actual play on the field. Turns the game we love into a game we can't recognize.
  12. NFL is doing everything to make the change to a sucky game gradual.. I understand why they are doing it players health is very important, but doesn't change the fact that Football just isn't enjoyable as it use to be